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Senior Developer Intellectual Property Office-SEO

Government Digital & Data -

Full-time (Permanent)
£44,482 - £54,945
Published on
18 June 2024
30 June 2024

Senior Developer

Intellectual Property Office

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 30th June 2024


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£44,482 - £54,945

Maximum salary amount includes Recruitment Retention Allowance and Technical Allowances of up to £8,238. Scare Skills Allowance of up to £6,212 may be applicable. Final salary package will be dependent on skills and experience.

Job grade

Senior Executive Officer


Contract type


Business area

IPO - Digital, Data and Technology Directorate

Type of role

Information Technology

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time

Number of jobs available





About the job

Job summary

Please note: Applicants should review all aspects of this advert to ensure a thorough understanding. If reviewing via a screen reader, please note that the Job Description, Benefits and How to Apply sections have been emphasised

Job description

Overview of the Senior Developer role

About this Role

The IPO is a modern organisation which depends on its IT services to operate and innovate effectively. In order to provide up to date services to our customers both nationally and internationally systems need to be developed, improved and maintained. You will have the opportunity to work on the latest cutting edge cloud technologies, use modern delivery processes and work on innovative projects, some including the use of AI and ML. Working alongside experts in their fields you will have the opportunity to make valuable contributions without compromising on quality.

You will need the appetite to learn new technologies and methodologies for delivering high quality IT services. In this role you will work within a multi-disciplinary squad using several technologies to build enterprise grade services. You will be expected to be proactive and take accountability for assigned deliverables. The role will also require the investigation, diagnosis and fix of any system issues. A Senior Developer is expected to contribute to the technical strategy for the department.

Person Specification

  • Experienced with modern delivery models such as Scrum and Agile
  • Has a good understanding of architectural principals with design patterns such as SOA and Micro-Services
  • Experience of working with cloud technologies including Azure
  • Working knowledge of Azure DevOps
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience of writing SQL statements


Technical Skills

  • Has been a key player in delivering technical solutions as part of a large projects
  • Excellent understanding of C#
  • Experience in Web Services and/or RESTful APIs
  • Experienced with modern delivery models such as Scrum and Agile
  • Has a good understanding of architectural principals with design patterns such as SOA and Micro-Services
  • Experience of working with cloud technologies including Azure
  • Working knowledge of Azure DevOps
  • Experience with Git

Working Style

This role will be carried out in-line with IPO Hybrid working arrangements where staff are currently expected to spend at least 20% of their time working onsite from one of our offices. This role is based in our Newport Office.

The requirement for attendance at an office location can vary by role so we would encourage candidates to discuss working arrangements with the recruiting manager to agree a reasonable balance between working from home and the office.


  • Unlimited Pluralsight video learning access
  • Access to Microsoft’s ESI training suite
  • Pension: 27.1% - 27.9% employer contributions
  • Hybrid working with no core hours
  • Substantial support for career progression
  • 25 days annual leave moving to 30 days in annual increments
  • You will also get 8 days public leave and 1 day privilege leave

Click the 'Apply now' button and complete the application form by uploading an anonymised copy of your current CV.

Your CV will be used to assess your suitability for the role therefore please ensure that you evidence the essential requirements listed in the person specification above.

Please note: After the sift stage, candidates may be placed on hold due to a high volume of applications.

For further information on the sift and interview stages of this recruitment campaign, please head to our 'Things you need to know' section below.

For further information around the Civil Service recruitment process, please visit our civil service careers page - IPO – Recruitment Support , Civil Service Careers (

Person specification

For a thorough understanding of the role and general day to day duties, please refer to the attached Role Profile.

Alternatively, If you require job-specific information, please contact Dominic Read.
Telephone: 01633 433189


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Developing Self and Others
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Please refer to the attached role profile.



For more information about what’s on offer at the Intellectual Property Office please review our IPO benefit pack attached to the bottom of this advert.


Please note that benefits may be subject to change.

Things you need to know

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

Additional details on security and vetting

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check and if successful you must also hold, or be willing to obtain, a higher Security Clearance.

For meaningful checks to be carried out individuals will need to have lived in the UK for a sufficient period of time, depending on the level of clearance, to enable appropriate checks to be carried out and produce a result which provides the required level of assurance. For this role the successful individual will need to have consistently lived in the UK for a minimum 5 years in order to meet the relevant security clearance.

Further information on the vetting process can be found at United Kingdom Security Vetting - GOV.UK (

 Please note that the IPO do not hold a sponsor licence, therefore if applicable please ensure your VISA enables you to work in the UK at the IPO without sponsorship.

 If you have questions regarding this or are unsure if you meet the eligibility criteria, please contact

How to apply

Candidates to note:

  • All communications will be electronic therefore it is vitally important that you check your Civil Service Jobs account regularly, as well as your spam/junk email folder
  • When making an initial application for this role please ensure that you refer to and have read the attached role profile.


An initial sift of applications will be carried out to create a shortlist.

This will be based on the evidence provided for the following Success Profile elements:


Please upload an anonymised copy of your current CV. Your CV will be used to assess your suitability for the role therefore please ensure that it demonstrates your technical skills and experience against the essential requirements detailed in the role profile document.

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